Breaking out the Old

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As we celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th anniversary, I can’t help but reflect on my introduction to the company and stamping community.  I was invited to a workshop for a friend who had just signed up as a demonstrator.  I really didn’t think it was something I would like, but I wanted to help out my friend.  So, I agreed to attend and brought along my sister and mom thinking they would make great customers.  Boy, was I ever wrong!  My guests thought it was “okay” but I absolutely fell in LOVE with the craft and the company too!  I signed up as soon as I could convince my husband it was something I needed to do.  No regrets!

Tags & More stamp set / 2001 / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

One of the first things I purchased (probably with my demonstrator starter kit) was the Tags & More stamp set.  It was important to me to invest in stamps that could be used for multiple occasions, so this one really fit the bill.

Get Well Soon Card / Remembering retired stamp sets / 2001 Tags & More stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Even these are older images, they still make great cards!  I decided to do a fall-inspired Get Well Soon card.  The leaf image was a great choice for this idea and was nicely framed with the Wood Textures DSP stack.

Get Well Soon Card / Remembering retired stamp sets / 2001 Tags & More stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

This stamp set is old, but it brings new life to my crafting space today.  The old and new paired together makes for a beautiful card design.  I’ve added a sentiment from the Aprons of Love stamp set and enhanced the falling leaves with shimmer paint (another LOVE of mine).


Other than the retired Tags & More stamp set, here are the items I used for today’s project:


Apron of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 145835
Price: $21.00

Wood Textures DSP Stack
Item: 144177
Price: $11.00

3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
Item: 147808
Price: $7.00

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.75

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147083
Price: $7.50

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147111
Price: $7.50

Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147112
Price: $7.50

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147087
Price: $7.50

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147091
Price: $7.50

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
Item: 101406
Price: $10.00

Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
Item: 147044
Price: $8.00

Stampin’ Spritzer
Item: 126185
Price: $3.00

Paper Snips
Item: 103579
Price: $10.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Lets take another look at today’s project. It is funny to see how much my stamping has matured over the years and I just love how this card turned out.

Get Well Soon Card / Remembering retired stamp sets / 2001 Tags & More stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

If you want to see other fantastic projects using “oldies but goodies” stamps from the past, please visit the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what the designers created.

Blessings,
Jennifer


CURRENT PROMOTIONS

2018 Holiday Catalog


MY BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

BB-NovDec18


NEED A COPY OF A CURRENT CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

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Rustic Christmas

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Ribbon is a great way to add simple texture to a project.  For my project this week, the burlap ribbon really enhances the rustic feeling I wanted to capture through this Christmas card.  It only took a small strip of this ribbon and a few sprig punches to really frame out the sentiment nicely.

Rustic Christmas card / Festive Farmhouse / Sprig Punch / Timeless Tidings stamp set / Striped Burlap Trim / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

This really was a simple project and easy to make in mass quantities, which is an absolute must around Christmas time!  The Festive Farmhouse dsp and coordinating cardstock pack provided the right layers of colors without having to pull multiple packs from my paper supply.  The vellum allows the focus of the card to be the embellished sentiment without getting lost in the boldness of the flannel-design in my dsp.


Here are the items I used for today’s project:


Timeless Tidings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 148936
Price: $20.00

Timeless Tidings Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 148939
Price: $28.00

Big Shot
Item: 143263
Price: $110.00

Magnetic Platform
Item: 130658
Price: $45.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Festive Farmhouse 12×12 DSP
Item: 147820
Price: $11.00

Sprig Punch
Item: 148012
Price: $18.00

 


5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim
Item: 147889
Price: $8.00

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147083
Price: $7.50

Vellum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 101856
Price: $9.00

Gold Foil Sheets
Item: 132622
Price: $4.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Here is another look at today’s project.  I loved bringing all of these elements found throughout the Holiday catalog together on a single project.

Rustic Christmas card / Festive Farmhouse / Sprig Punch / Timeless Tidings stamp set / Striped Burlap Trim / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Please take a few moments to visit the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what the designers created when featuring ribbon on their projects.

Blessings,
Jennifer


CURRENT PROMOTIONS

2018 Holiday Catalog


MY BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

BB-NovDec18


NEED A COPY OF A CURRENT CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

Simple Christmas Shaker Card

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Everyone loves a card with a little action.  Shaker cards are one of the simplest ways to add movement to your project.  I had already been working with my Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies and I knew it would be the perfect fit for a shaker project.

Christmas Shaker Card / Detailed Deer thinlit dies / Big Shot / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Night of Navy and Whisper White with a little Gray Granite is a great color combination and gives this project a nice crisp look.

Christmas Shaker Card / Detailed Deer thinlit dies / Big Shot / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

You can see that i filled my shaker card with some shimmering snow.  I also used the neutral stars paper from the Festive Farmhouse DSP for just the right amount of contrast.


Here are the items I used for today’s project:


Star Of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 142110
Price: $26.00

Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies
Item: 147915
Price: $34.00

Big Shot
Item: 143263
Price: $110.00

Magnetic Platform
Item: 130658
Price: $45.00

Night of Navy 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100867
Price: $8.50

Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.75

Festive Farmhouse 12×12 DSP
Item: 147820
Price: $11.00

3/16 Braided Linen Trim
Item: 147808
Price: $7.00

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 147110
Price: $7.50

Window Sheets
Item: 142314
Price: $5.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Foam Adhesive Strips
Item: 141825
Price: $9.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Here is another look at today’s project.  It was a super easy project and tons of fun to play with or just admire on the mantle.

Christmas Shaker Card / Detailed Deer thinlit dies / Big Shot / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Please take a few moments to visit the Sisters In Stamping blog to see other fascinating shaker cards.

Blessings,
Jennifer 


CURRENT PROMOTIONS

2018 Holiday Catalog


MY BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Sept-Oct Bonus Blessings


NEED A COPY OF A CURRENT CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.

2018 Holiday Catalog CASE

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I couldn’t wait to get my hands on many of the fabulous products now available through the new Holiday Catalog.  Of course, I’m on a budget just like everyone else so I’ve got to be very selective on what (and when) I can buy.  I was so excited to finally get my Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies.  There are a ton of ideas already out there on the web on ways to use these dies, but another source of inspiration is the Holiday Catalog itself!

I was really drawn to page 42 where the Country Lane Suite is featured, and used one of the projects there as inspiration for my card layout.

Holiday Catalog CASE / Christmas card / Timeless Tidings stamp set / Detailed Deer thinlits / Festive Farmhouse DSP / Stampin' Up! / 2018 Holiday Catalog / StampinBlessings@wordpress.com

The Festive Farmhouse dsp gave the perfect rustic feeling to this project.  I used the Champaign Foil Sheets with the swirly thinlits from the Detailed Deer Thinlit Dies to create the metallic texture lining the edges of the Mossy Meadow layer.

Holiday Catalog CASE / Christmas card / Timeless Tidings stamp set / Detailed Deer thinlits / Festive Farmhouse DSP / Stampin' Up! / 2018 Holiday Catalog / StampinBlessings@wordpress.com

The Detailed Deer Thinlit Dies can be used alone or with the Dashing Deer stamp set.  You can also purchase the dies and stamps together in the  Dashing Deer Bundle for a 10% savings!


Here are the items I used for today’s project:



Timeless Tidings Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Item: 148936
Price: $20.00


Timeless Tidings Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Item: 148939
Price: $28.00

Detailed Deer Thinlits Dies
Item: 147915
Price: $34.00

Stitched Shapes Framelites Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Big Shot
Item: 143263
Price: $110.00

Magnetic Platform
Item: 130658
Price: $45.00

Basic Black 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 121045
Price: $8.50

Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 133676
Price: $8.50

Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.75

Festive Farmhouse 12×12 DSP
Item: 147820
Price: $11.00

Champagne Foil Sheets
Item: 144748
Price: $4.00

Regal Stampin’ Write Markers
Item: 147155
Price: $30.00

Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers
Item: 147158
Price: $30.00

3/16 Braided Linen Trim
Item: 147808
Price: $7.00

Everyday Label Punch
Item: 144668
Price: $18.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Here is another look at today’s project.  It has some great details, but really is not at all complicated or time-consuming to make.  I love quick and easy projects that look like they took time and effort!

Holiday Catalog CASE / Christmas card / Timeless Tidings stamp set / Detailed Deer thinlits / Festive Farmhouse DSP / Stampin' Up! / 2018 Holiday Catalog / StampinBlessings@wordpress.com

Please take a few moments to visit the Sisters In Stamping blog to see the how the other designers were inspired by the 2018 Holiday Catalog.

Blessings,
Jennifer 


CURRENT PROMOTIONS

2018 Holiday Catalog

 


MY BONUS BLESSINGS HOSTESS CODE PROGRAM

Sept-Oct Bonus Blessings


NEED A COPY OF A CURRENT CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me? Click here to contact me with your request. If you plan to order through another demonstrator, please contact them directly for your catalogs. Thank you.